I’m a firm believer that ‘healthy’ looks different in each individual. But when you’re a mum there are some stifling similarities…
Raising healthy, happy kids isn’t easy. In fact, one might liken it to pushing a wheelbarrow full of carrots up a giant hill of rolling hundreds and thousands. Things aren’t exactly geared in your favour.
So, what does it really look like? In my life, it goes a bit like this…
I have a fridge full of food and a constant pile of clothes in need of folding.
Apple cores and carrot tops are usually rotting underneath my car seat.
“Here you go, Hunny, have some fruit” is repeated 20 times at every kid’s party.
We go to the park when I feel like I am going nuts… so, like, twice a day.
Lolly bag tanties are inevitable. Breathe in. Breathe out.
“Is she allowed to eat this?” has become a question I am constantly answering… and justifying.
I spend ten times the amount of money on bread than most parents. But we eat ¼ the amount of it.
Bliss balls. A LOT of bliss balls.
I sneak home-made baby food INTO those supermarket pouches so my kid THINKS she’s eating packet food.
Avocado is on my shirt. Every. Single. Day.
My stove is filthy all the time. Except when Mum has been over. Then its immaculate for like, 15 minutes at least.
My child thinks that all ice cream is made from frozen fruit.
Exercise is scheduled around playschool and completed to the Moana soundtrack with chasey rounds and toddler lifts in between each set.
“Mum. Just BREATHE” has become my 4-year old’s response to being told off.
My husband comes home to ‘floor salad’ daily.
Chia seeds can be found on anything that has ever come out of my washing machine.
So, you see it’s not all smooth sailing. And I’m always reminding myself that I am creating values, memories and habits that will last a lifetime. The housework can wait.
Are you trying your best to raise healthy kids? What does this look like, for you? I’d love to hear your comments.
Love Simone xo